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West Fargo tops K-Club for NAFA World Series crown

Monday, August 13th, 2012

ANTHONY S. BUSH
THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

TOPEKA, KS – Two long balls and a dominate performance from a Kiwi pitcher led the West Fargo, N.D., Knights to a 9-2 victory Sunday against the Washington K-Club in the championship game of the NAFA A-Major World Series at the Shawnee North softball complex.

Jackson Prime, a 17-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand, threw six innings of seven-hit ball for the Knights’ second win against the K-Club, a Seattle metro area squad, in the 32-team double elimination tournament.

Relying on his drop ball, Prime surrendered seven hits, all singles, and walked just one batter.

“I threw a lot of drop balls,” Prime said. “My fingers were a little sore, so I could not throw as hard as I wanted to. The win feels good, and we’re still undefeated.”

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New Zealand trio excited to spend summer in Fargo playing softball

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

By: Eric Peterson, INFORUM

FARGO, ND – Aaron Knight, Jackson Prime and Zane Van Lieshout flew more than 10,000 miles to play fastpitch softball.

All three landed in Fargo a few weeks back, completing a journey that started in Auckland, N.Z., and had stops in Sydney, Australia; Los Angeles; and Denver along the way.

“I thought it was the opportunity of a lifetime to come over to the states and play softball,” said the 19-year-old Van Lieshout. “I’ve always wanted to travel overseas and play.”

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